Writ of appeal issued to Govert Loockermans, attorney for Jacob Visch

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Govert Loockermans, attorney for Jacob Visch, submits a certain petition at the session which is acted upon as follows: the petitioner's case of appeal is accepted on the condition that the secretary be paid what is necessary, and the parties are ordered to deliver their documents to us by this coming Tuesday. Done at the session, 13 October 1654.

At the session, present: the honorable director-general and Messrs. Nicasius de Sille and La Montangne, at the request of the fiscal, Cornelis van Thienhooven, hear and examine for the second time Francois Gabriel, the servant of Willem Mosgrou, presently a prisoner, who confesses that the hog, which was found lying in the meadow, was a young sow killed by his master inside his fence with a weedhook; and that his master had said, "Come help me carry it," and they put it down in a meadow; and that his master had said further that if it came out, I would pay. The prisoner declares further that yesterday Willem Mosgrou's wife appeared before the window at the guardhouse and told him that it was his fault that her husband has been locked up so long; also, that he, Francois, had eaten ham and bacon at his master's place in April. He was returned to jail. Done at New Amsterdam, 13 October 1654, in New Netherland.


Translation: Gehring, C., trans./ed., New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 5, Council Minutes, 1652-1654 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1983).A complete copy of this publication is available on theĀ New Netherland Institute website.